SWR Fernsehen

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SWR Fernsehen
Launched 5 April 1969
Owned by SWR
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Slogan Am besten Südwesten
Country Germany
Formerly called Südwest 3 (1969–1998)
Südwest (1998–2000)
Südwest Fernsehen (2000–6)
Website www.swrfernsehen.de
Telekom Entertain (Germany) Channel 37 (SWR BW)/38 (SWR RP) (SD/HD)

SWR Fernsehen is a German regional television channel targeting the states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. It is produced by Südwestrundfunk (SWR) and is one of eight regional "third channels" broadcast by the ARD members.

The channel started on 5 April 1969 as a collaboration between Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR), Südwestfunk (SWF) and SR named "Südwest 3". SDR and SWF merged in 1998 to form SWR and the channel was renamed "Südwest Fernsehen". The name "SWR Fernsehen" was adopted in September 2006.

The channel is available in two different versions:

The different versions broadcasts local news updates during the afternoon and a longer block with local broadcasts in the evening. About 70 percent of the programming is common, while 30 percent is broadcast regionally. [1]

Selected programmes[edit]

  • Alfons und Gäste
  • Die Fallers – Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie (soap opera)
  • Die Pierre M. Krause Show (late-night show)
  • Landesschau Baden-Württemberg
  • Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Nachtcafé (talk show)
  • Report Mainz
  • Sag die Wahrheit (game show)
  • Spätschicht (comedy)
  • Tatort (police procedural)
  • Verstehen Sie Spaß?


  1. ^ "SWR Fernsehen". intern.ARD.de. Retrieved 2007-07-12.